Cocaine Addiction Treatment in Knoxville
Tennessee Cocaine Rehab Center
Like other types of drug addiction, cocaine addiction is a complex disease. Not only can it alter the user’s brain chemistry, but it can also lead to a range of other emotional, social, and economic consequences. Because cocaine use is often accompanied by numerous environmental factors, it can be nearly impossible for an individual to break the cycle of dependency and abuse on their own.
At Tennessee Wellness Center, we understand what you are going through because we have been in the same place ourselves. If you are ready to seek help or are looking for guidance on how to deal with a family member’s addiction, you do not have to navigate this difficult time alone. Our family of addiction specialists and supporting staff is here to provide the answers and information you need to begin healing.
On This Page:
- Understanding Cocaine Addiction
- Signs of Cocaine Abuse
- How We Treat Cocaine Addiction
- Speak to a Member of Our Family Today
Understanding Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant. Derived from the coca leaf, it has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people and has been prevalent in the United States for over a century. Currently, in the U.S., cocaine is a Schedule II substance. This classification indicates cocaine’s high potential for abuse and imposes criminal penalties on those found using it unlawfully. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 5.5 million people over the age of 12 in the United States abused cocaine in 2019 alone. Roughly 1 million people met the clinical definition of having cocaine use disorder this same year.
Cocaine addiction is recognized as a medical condition. When a person experiences addiction, they have a compulsive desire to ingest a substance, such as cocaine, despite negative side effects and other consequences in the individual’s life. Often, a person who has become dependent on or addicted to cocaine will spend a significant amount of time thinking about or actively working to obtain and ingest the drug.
For families, it can be incredibly difficult to understand why a loved one would continue using cocaine even when doing so results in health risks, relationship issues, and financial problems. It is important to understand that cocaine addiction is a disease, and someone who is struggling with it is likely unable to discontinue using cocaine—even if they want to—without professional help.
Signs of Cocaine Abuse
Often, people using cocaine lie about their drug use to themselves and others. This can make it incredibly difficult to spot when someone, whether it’s yourself or a loved one, may have a problem. That being said, there are certain signs that an individual has passed from experimenting with to abusing cocaine.
Signs of cocaine abuse can be physical, behavioral, or environmental in nature. Additionally, the signs that someone is abusing or addicted to cocaine vary depending on the way cocaine is ingested (whether as a powder known as hydrochloride salt or in its base form, referred to as “freebasing”).
Some of the physical signs of cocaine abuse include:
- Frequent nosebleeds
- A runny nose without being sick
- Dilated (enlarged) pupils
- Rapid changes in weight (gain or loss)
- White powder on or near the nose or mouth
- Drug paraphernalia, including razor blades, baggies, or spoons
- Burns on the fingers or near the mouth
Some of the behavioral signs of cocaine abuse include:
- Pronounced excitability
- Unusual talkativeness
- Noticeably altered confidence or self-esteem
- Unexplained mood swings
- Increased secretiveness and/or lying
- Changes in sleep patterns (especially insomnia)
Some of the environmental signs of cocaine abuse include:
- Problems at work, including frequent tardiness or absences
- Loss of employment
- Legal problems
- Financial problems and theft
- Changes in social groups/friendships
- Engaging in unsafe behaviors or activities
For those concerned about their own cocaine use, the following could indicate a habit that has gotten out of control:
- Your social life revolves around cocaine
- You spend a significant amount of time thinking about getting or using cocaine
- You devote a considerable amount of time to obtaining and ingesting cocaine
- You have experienced withdrawal symptoms when not using cocaine
- Your relationships with family members and certain friends have deteriorated
- You find yourself frequently lying or being secretive about your drug use
- You use cocaine when alone
- You have told yourself that you will stop using cocaine but have not been able to
If you believe that you or someone you love may have a problem with cocaine abuse, help is available. At our Knoxville cocaine addiction rehab, we offer effective, proven treatment programs in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment.
How We Treat Cocaine Addiction
At Tennessee Wellness Center, we believe in providing a whole-person, family-oriented approach to drug addiction treatment. We understand that cocaine abuse does not exist in a vacuum; often, the individual who is struggling is also facing co-occurring behavioral or mental health issues, social and environmental obstacles, and relationship conflicts. We tailor our treatment programs to your needs while providing personalized and familial support to help you obtain a united front against addiction.
Our primary treatment programs include:
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP): With our intensive outpatient program, you continue living at home while receiving treatment. Rather than sleep at our facility, you commute to various treatments and therapies on a daily or weekly basis. This allows you to continue working and maintaining important relationships with your loved ones while you heal.
- Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP): Our partial hospitalization program is a slightly more intensive treatment option for those in need of a higher level of support in overcoming addiction. With PHP, you still sleep at home, but you spend a significant amount of time attending intensive treatments and therapy sessions at our facility.
Our programs offer an all-encompassing approach to your physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Along with the support of our family and yours, you will receive the tools and skills you need to navigate difficult situations, avoid drug-use triggers, and prevent or manage relapse. We strive to help our clients achieve long-term sobriety so that they can go on to live healthy, happy, and meaningful lives.
Speak to a Member of Our Family Today
If you would like to learn more about our cocaine addiction treatments or other drug addiction treatments in Knoxville, we encourage you to get in touch with a member of the Tennessee Wellness Center family today. Taking the first step can be difficult but knowing that healing is possible can help you on the path to recovery.
Our team is ready to help you navigate the entire process. We will handle all of the details so that you can focus on your well-being and the well-being of your family. Reach out to us today to learn more about the admissions process or simply to obtain more information.